wildfires

Thanks to Mother Nature and You ❤️

It’s been a little over six weeks since a wildfire ravaged the property, leaving devastation in its wake. Shortly after, while still reeling from the shock, we launched an impromptu fundraiser to help us rebuild. Thanks to your generosity, we raised almost $40,000 in a week. The support we received…...

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Fresh Grass Makes Elephants Happy

Maia, our original explorer, wandered across the creek in Yard 4 a few days ago. During our wildfire a few weeks ago, across the creek is the only section of habitat that burned. While Maia previously was the first elephant to enter the burned area in Yard 5, she is…...

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Local Volunteers Making a Difference After the Fire

While the burned areas are starting to recover from the fire, we know it will still take a while for food to be plentiful for wildlife again. As we mentioned previously, even in the burned areas, many pockets of land did not burn. While those areas provide food for many,…...

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A Post-Fire View of the Elephants’ Positive Impact on the Environment

The rainy season is off to a normal start, which is a beautiful thing. It’s incredible how quickly everything is changing day to day with much-needed rain. It’s raining at least a little bit each day, and sometimes a few times a day. Everything and everyone here seems to be…...

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Wildlife After the Wildfire

In the last few days, we’ve frequently said that “all” the Sanctuary residents survived the fire. That’s true in terms of humans, elephants, chickens, goats, cats, dogs, Alma the tapir, and Milo the sheep. Everyone that we feed and are responsible for survived. We know that those aren’t our only…...

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Drone View of the Fire Damage

Scott, Kat, and our veterinarian Trish bring everyone along on Wall-E’s (our drone) first flight after the devasting wildfire raced through our property late last week. (If you missed it, details are here → ). There is a stark difference between what was protected and what burned. Scott gives a…...

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